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Can't boot my windows 7 in windows 8.

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    Can't boot my windows 7 in windows 8.


    Hello.
    I downloaded and directly installed windows 8 on my laptop's E drive, while I already had windows 7 on C drive, on the same HDD.
    now it directly boots to windows 8. Please help me to dual boot windows 7 & windows 8, or any other way to use windows 7 in my laptop without losing my C drive's data.

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Run msconfig and see what it shows under the Boot tab.
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  3. #3


    That's because when you installed windows 8, it has become your default OS, if you want windows 7 to be your default OS, you can change that by going to msconfig, and change in Boot tab, you can also change boot order with this Tutorial:Operating System to Start - Change Display List Time - Windows 7 Forums
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    Type start, and type run. Open it, and in run, type "msconfig" without the quotes. Post what a screenshot of the boot tab.
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